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sluggish - lazy; slow; inactive; lethargic; CF. slug: nail with no shell
compensatory - making up for; repaying
daub - smear (as with paint); cover with something sticky; Ex. daub one's clothes with mud/paint; N: small bit of sticky substance; Ex. a daub of paint
distraught - upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry
nourish - provide with food necessary for life and growth
stickler - perfectionist; person who insists things be exactly right
rigid - hard and unbending; stiff and unyielding; fixed in behavior or views; strict; rigorous; Ex. rigid rule
luxuriate - take pleasure in great comfort
genteel - well-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty
dichotomy - division into two opposite parts; split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)